We have a responsibility at Hopwood Hall College to provide our students with a safe learning environment and all staff receive appropriate training and/or support so that they can act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a student is at risk of harm.
Hopwood Hall College has a team of designated Safeguarding Officers who have specific responsibility for operational safeguarding and Child Protection arrangements. Tracey Marrow is our Designated Safeguarding Officer and the Senior Safeguarding Officer is Nimisha Mistry-Miah. We have four deputy safeguarding Officers: Katie Howarth, Laura Hilley, Zoe Kennan and Sadia Khan.
The Safeguarding Team are supported by the Pastoral and Welfare Officers based in the Hub. We also have a team of Student Safety Officers and Behaviour Support Officers dedicated to keep you safe at college.
Caroline Street is the SLT lead for Safeguarding and we have a dedicated Staff Governor for Safeguarding, Cathy Berry.
For more information or to report a concern
Students can speak to their Progress Tutor or visit the Hub. Students in the workplace should speak to their supervisor or assessor. Alternatively you can contact the college by telephone or email.
Tel: 07850 323664 or 07917 233738
Don’t forget to include your name and the issue(s) you’re concerned about.
Visitors can also read our Safeguarding information leaflet here.
PREVENT AND BRITISH VALUES
What is Prevent?
Prevent is a government strategy about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of all types of extremism and radicalisation, including terrorism. It is also about the promotion of British Values.
Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on the college to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. Extremism and radicalisation might include violent Islamist groups, the extreme right wing and other causes.
Why do we need to be aware of Prevent and Extremism?
Prevent is not just about extremism. It is about promoting and teaching values such as tolerance and mutual respect and ensuring that learners and staff are safe. The Prevent duty requires the college to exemplify British Values in their practice and to use opportunities to explore British Values and to challenge extremism. British values are supported by our College Values and are defined as:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
At Hopwood Hall College, we will make sure any discussions with learners are safe, appropriate and suitable and that we take steps to ensure that learners are well informed about the vulnerabilities, threats and risks relating to extremism and radicalisation. This will be done through tutorial session and other activities as part of the learner’s programme of study. We work with our partners including Channel so that learners are supported as part of our wider Safeguarding work.
Prevent and Safeguarding
At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children, young people and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity. Our staff are trained to identify any risks and to provide help, advice and support to any learners who may be at risk or vulnerable.
How to report a concern or get help
Please contact our Safeguarding Lead Nimisha Mistry by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07917 233738.